ASR-33 repair parts

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Sun Sep 12 21:15:39 2004

On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 09:50:26PM -0400, Charles H. Dickman wrote:
> Specifically a print cylinder and a new pad for the print hammer. Does
> anyone know of a source for these two items?

The last time I bought consumables for my ASR-33, it was from Western
Numeric Controls. They used to have the pads... I bought a couple
because both of mine had turned to jelly. Fortunately, that was in
storage, not in use, so I never deformed my print cylinder.
> I can try to replace the pad with something I have, because I don't want
> to damage the cylinder any more than it already is. What was the
> original material: rubber, leather? Anyone tried this before?

I have heard that people have successfully glued rubber feet (sold by the
sheet for attaching to the bottoms of enclosures) to the hammer. I would
be surprised if those lasted as long as the original, but with frequent
inspection, it might be OK.
The originals are rubber, BTW, with a lip to hang on the ring on the hammer.
You kinda slide them on from one side, then roll them around until the pad
lip locks around the hammer ring.

> Ribbons are still commonly available though, I bought one at Staples for
> US$2.97 this afternoon.

Right... fortunately, it's a *very* common ribbon (and it can be re-inked
if you really have to).


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